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New Hotel Trend Survey Reveals Major Advancements Across the Industry

AHLA | March 15, 2019

Hotels Target Millennials, Prioritize Green Sustainable Initiatives, Advance Technology Washington, D.C. – March 15, 2019 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the results of a comprehensive Lodging Survey, a detailed assessment of advancements in amenities, guest services, sustainability and technology, in addition to other industry trends. This recent survey underscores how hotels advance, accommodate and innovate the guest experience. Consumers can expect seamless transitions between their everyday lives and their lives on the road thanks to increased mobile compatibility, flexible dining op...

2018: A Year of Growth and Profitability for Hotels

Hospitality Upgrade | February 8, 2019

By Fran Worrall, Hospitality Upgrade Editor Major brands saw increases in occupancy and ADR, along with expansion across the globe As 2017 came to an end, many industry forecasters predicted that the coming year would be a good one for hotels. And, for the most part, they were right. A strong economy, rising employment and higher consumer net worth translated into more travel (for both business and pleasure) as well as higher transaction volumes in 2018. Leading independent investment research firm Zacks reports that hotels saw increases in both occupancy and average daily rate (ADR) in 2018. As early as the first quarter, the industry ...

3 Misguided Trends in the Hotel Industry Today

Dean Minett | May 17, 2018

By Dean Minett The world of hotels is a lot like the world of fashion. Every year, new trends and styles come sashaying down the catwalk. Some are eye-catching, some are puzzling, and some are downright ridiculous – depending on who you ask. This constant drive to innovate is one of the things that makes our profession so dynamic. Hoteliers and their stakeholders are always looking for the next original combination of styles and concepts. Sometimes it even pays off. Multi-functional common spaces are a good example. A decade ago, this concept was akin to one of those outlandish puffy gowns with a matching headpiece. In 2018, breez...

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Game for the Hotel Industry

Hotelogix | February 26, 2018

Artificial Intelligence has already made a mark across varied businesses and the hospitality industry is fast catching up with this trend. While the hotel industry is an already crowded market, innovation is the key element for hotel owners to stay ahead of the competition. Technologies such as artificial intelligence are vital to maintain a constant growth and to generate more revenues. Hoteliers are already striving for new methods to reach out to customers, know them better, engage them to earn their loyalty. If you are a hotelier, the sooner you embrace smart technologies, the better it would be for your success. Wouldn't it be grea...

Architectural Hotel Trends for 2016: A Second Look

Scott Lee | March 15, 2016

By Scott Lee At the beginning of the year, I took a look at four key trends impacting the design of hotels and resorts in 2016: authentic, immersive, curated experiences wellness as a lifestyle recasting iconic properties for a new generation the move toward contemporary design in hospitality As we head into the second quarter, I wanted to continue that conversation, taking a second look at trends shaping the hospitality industry and how, from an architect's perspective, those trends are influencing the design of the properties we have on the drawing board. A phenomenon in parallel: consolidation + differentiation Marriott's acqui...

5 Game-Changing Hotel Industry Trends To Tackle in 2016

NAVIS | January 20, 2016

BEND, OR – January 20, 2016 – NAVIS, a leader in innovative hospitality technology solutions, today announced five trends that are changing the face of the hotel industry and providing an eye-opening look at what lodging operators should be leveraging in 2016. The travel world has undergone a substantial transformation in the last few years, and the technology that incited the changes is growing at a faster pace than most can keep up with. Marriott purchasing Starwood, Expedia buying HomeAway, Priceline's exclusive agreement with TripAdvisor Instant Booking, and Google's intentions to expand and improve Book on Google. To sa...

2015 Hotel Industry Trends – from Mobile to Niche Markets

Bob Diener | January 13, 2015

Bob Diener – Co-Founder of Hotel operators can expect 2015 to be a significant year, with the country jumping out of the recession, which in turn encourages people to travel more often. Rates and occupancy levels will be higher, especially for the upscale properties that will see continued demand from affluent consumers. What does the future hold for the industry in 2015? Here are four trends that will shape the New Year: Mobile technology transforms the hotel experience. Smartphones and tablets have fundamentally changed how consumers process information and conduct transactions and altered how businesses operate. The ho...

What’s “In”, What’s “Out”, Top Hotel Trends Across U.S. Revealed in New Survey

American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation | December 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. - December 10, 2014 - The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and its Foundation today released the definitive industry survey examining the top trends in the hotel industry, which this year is marked by personal service, healthy lifestyles and convenience. The survey, "The 2014 Lodging Study Hotel Trends: An Inside Look at Popular Amenities and Guest Services" conducted by industry data provider STR, illustrates how hotels are adapting to consumer demands by adjusting their services and amenities to take into account guests' needs. This survey, funded by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Found...

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